Are you looking for a way to get rid of your dark circles under the eyes in Barcelona?
Our face says a lot about our history and our current life. The appearance of dark circles under the eyes can reflect daily fatigue or unusual stress, but can also be explained simply by hereditary factors.
Dark circles under the eyes are natural and completely benign, but they can cause major complexes, especially when they are coloured.
If you are concerned about dark circles under the eyes, the aesthetic medicine specialists at Turó Park Clinics can offer you a number of treatments that will give you a fresh and rested look that is full of radiance and youth.
What is a dark circle under the eye?
Known medically as the "jugopalpebral fold", a dark circle under the eye is a coloured change in the skin around the lower eyelids.
Dark circles under the eyes give the face a tired and aged look.
The different types of dark circles under the eyes
There are different types of dark circles under the eyes, and it is important to distinguish between them because the treatments for each type are different.
Dark circles have a purplish or veiny colour. They are generally of constitutional origin and hereditary.
This type of dark circles is due to the thinness of the skin of the lower eyelid, which makes the blood pigments present under the dermis visible.
When dark circles are brown in colour, they may be related to hyper-pigmentation of the skin, most often of ethnic origin.
Hollow circles correspond to a loss of volume in the jugo-palpebral fold. This loss of volume is most often due to the natural ageing process, but fatigue and genetic predisposition can also favour it.
Hollow circles give the face an aged and tired look.
Puffy dark circles
Full or puffy circles are caused by the presence of bags under the eyes. Specifically, the lower eyelids are "full" because the fat in the eye becomes blocked and permanently stretches the skin of the lower eyelid.
Dark circles should not be confused with the bags under the eyes that appear in the morning upon waking. In the case of under-eye bags, it is the fact that you lie down for many hours that causes an accumulation of lymph during the night. This phenomenon disappears shortly after waking up.
How do dark circles under the eyes appear?
As we have just seen, each type of dark circle is caused by a different phenomenon:
- In the case of dark circles, there is often a hereditary or ethnic explanation.
- In the case of hollow circles, ageing and fatigue are usually to blame.
- In the case of puffy dark circles, ageing, certain hormonal changes or too much salt can be aggravating factors.
How to remove dark circles under the eyes?
Many cosmetics promise to eradicate dark circles, but in reality their effect is often limited. If you are looking for an effective way to remove dark circles, cosmetic medicine offers different solutions depending on the type of dark circles.
Hyaluronic acid to remove dark circles
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body. It has multiple functions within the body and in particular for the skin for which it ensures firmness and hydration.
To fight against dark circles, it is possible to use hyaluronic acid injections to give the lower eyelid a fuller appearance, thus avoiding the demarcation between the eyelid and the top of the cheekbone, which gives a tired and sad look.
The injection session takes about 20 minutes and the results are visible immediately. It is advisable to repeat the treatment every year or two.
Depigmenting peels for dark circles
When dark circles are due to hyper-pigmentation, and in particular for skin of ethnic origin, a depigmenting peel can be interesting to stimulate the cells of the dermis and the epidermis in order to boost collagen production.
A session takes an average of 45 minutes.
Treatment of dark circles with the photorejuvenation laser
The laser is the most appropriate method for dark circles because it will act on the origin of the pigmentation of the skin on the lower eyelid.
This treatment consists in destroying the pigment by pigment laser. The difference in colour between the skin of the whole face and the dark circles will therefore be less obvious.
Surgery for dark circles
Surgery for dark circles treats the lower eyelid to reduce or even eradicate the dark circles. This surgery is called lower blepharoplasty and we are fortunate to have one of the leading specialists in this procedure at Turó Park Clinics.
Find out more about blepharoplasty.
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Dr. Rob van der Veen
Dr. Lloyd Nanhekhan
Dr. Martin Gaston Alvarez